About the Program
Academic Upgrading provides adult learners with the opportunity to improve their mathematics, communications, computer, and science skills up to college-entry level. Students complete only the topics required:
- for entry into post-secondary programs, trades, apprenticeship or other college programs;
- for employment;
- for work or interest;
- for GED Test preparation (high school equivalency).
Length: Length varies with student's academic goal - Certificate program (available full-time and part-time)
Location: Cambridge (Downtown), Waterloo, Guelph (includes Arthur) and Stratford (includes Listowel)
Start: Continuous intake
- 19 years of age or older (Age exceptions may apply.)
Note re: Admission Requirements
- Applicants will be admitted to this program based on program eligibility requirements and the applicant's assessment results in mathematics and communications.
- Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on an individual basis.
- Applicants will be assessed for program suitability through an interview with program personnel and an assessment in mathematics and communications.
- Agencies may refer clients who meet their conditions of sponsorship to this program.
- Applicants for this program must be able to receive instruction and respond in the English language and may be required to complete the Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment and achieve Benchmark 7 in Listening/Speaking, Reading and Writing Descriptors.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition: You may be eligible for waiver of tuition and for financial assistance with childcare and transportation. Please contact the campus of your choice for more detailed information.
Graduates are eligible to apply for admission to post-secondary programs at all Ontario Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, to enter apprenticeship training and to apply for employment requiring Grade 12 at many major employers.
For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca
- Communicate effectively orally and in writing.
- Perform written and oral communications skills as required for selected work, college or apprenticeship or other training programs.
- Perform fundamental arithmetic calculations.
- Perform operations and calculations in mathematics, measurement, algebra, geometry, and trigonometry as required for selected jobs or skill training programs.
- Recognize concepts of physics relating to mechanics: wave motion, sound, light and trigonometry as required for selected jobs or apprenticeship or other training or college programs.
- Recognize concepts of chemistry relating to atomic structure, bonding, gas laws, quantitative relationships, nomenclature, electrolysis, and families of elements as required for selected jobs or apprenticeship or other training or college programs.
- Recognize concepts of biology relating to cells and human anatomy and physiology as required for selected jobs apprenticeship or other training or college programs
- Operate a computer using basic word processing and spreadsheet software.
For program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.